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as president putin arrives in china, how highly syria's future be discussed. and fifa reveals that football is risking their health. >> hi, everyone, and welcome to buckingham palace with the cleanup is underway after last night's spectacular concert. i don't think anyone who came last night, the 12,000 people who had tickets and the many tens of thousands would have been disappointed. amongst the crowd and it really was a wonderful atmosphere. the lineup who really delivered a spectacular night of entertainment. but all eyes on what will happen
with the queen attending a thanksgiving service at st. paul's cathedral and the procession through the heart of london here where the royal family will stand on the very famous balcony behind me at the end of the day. the national anthem replayed for the last time after this four days of celebrations. but there will be one man missing, prince philip who has stood beside the queen so many times at occasions like this has been kept in hospital. it is just observation. he has a bladder infection but they are just keeping him there to keep a close eye on him over the next couple of days. with all the details and the highlights from last night, here is our correspondent. ♪ >> forget the pomp and the pageantry, this was all about the party. >> this is the greatest party that can ever be! >> the starry lineup, a musical
reflection of the queen's 60 years on the throne. ♪ buckingham palace was the backdrop, but also sometimes the stage. madness on the roof and -- an ambitious perch. >> ♪ in the middle of our street, our house ♪ >> and in front of the crowd, prince charles spoke of his mother's commitment to her role and also of his father. >> my father couldn't be here with us. because unfortunately, he is taken on well a bit. ladies and gentlemen, if we shout loud enough, he might just hear it in hospitals. [cheers and applause] >> there was a real sense from those who had been watching that they seen something special. >> never seen anything like that again in our lifetime.
never. absolutely beautiful. >> bless him. absolutely wonderful. i wouldn't have missed it for anything in the world. >> todays the jubilee events are more more formal. there was a full military dress last week. ahead of today's thanksgiving service and carriage procession to the palace. the duke of edinburgh has been at the queen's side for almost every grand state occasion. him not being with her today perhaps takes some of the shine off these diamond jubilee celebrations. -- off the diamond jubilee celebration. >> and david, we are just hearing word from the palace that the queen has recorded a special message of thanks to all the people who have taken part in these incredible celebrations
over the past four days. there's been people cast tonight, about 6:00 local time but not only to the people here, but to everyone across the commonwealth. >> all right, lucy. we wait for that. it has been a extraordinary few days of celebration. but a punishing schedule as well which has taken its toll of prince philip. do we know much more about his condition? >> we haven't had an update from the palace this morning. but what we know from last night is that he had a bladder infection and they are keeping him in hospital just for a few days of observation. doctors who are not directly treating him say that the usual thing is to give the patient antibiotics and keep a close eye on him. but the prince is 90 years old. his birthday is this sunday. he turns 91. he is an older man and they want to keep a closer eye on him. he stood for the whole 90
minutes with the queen watching the flotilla. so it was a hard day of work. perhaps he's taking a bit of time just to put his feet up as well. >> lucy, thanks very much. keep warm. >> we move on with the rest of the world's news. and we will start with president vladimir putin who has flown into beijing with a visit with trade and politics dominating with the agenda. he will be meeting with the chinese president. the two men are expected to discuss the syrian crisis. these two countries so far at least have resisted the pressure coming from the west to try to remove president bashar al-assad out of power. before mr. putin's arrival, china describes syria as one of the most pressing issues. joining me from beijing now is our correspondent michael bristol. they've got some common ground with regard to syria but not quite a common front, is it?
>> well, certainly, as you indicated that china and russia have resisted cause to more criticism of president assaad's go. they blocked two u.n. resolutions previously and both of them favor the peace talk forward by the former secretary general of the u.n., kofi annan. but as that peace time seem to be unraveling, perhaps these two leaders will face more pressure from the rest of the world to do what they can to step in and stop the conflict. of course with them resisting these u.n. resolutions, perhaps they will feel a little pressure to say something. >> and in three days, you cover a lot of ground out there, michael. regional security issues will be to the forefront as well, ig i guess. >> yes. one of the things on the agenda is the shanghai corporation organization. that is a regional grouping of
russia and china and central asian countries discussing things like terrorism, illegal drugs trade, that kind of thing. there will be discussions about economic ties. vladimir putin is bringing business leaders and senior officials willing to talk just about that. of course russia is a big supplier of energy and china's a big user of that energy. it takes in coal and oil from russian and they're hoping and they have been discussing a gas contract for the last couple of years now. they've not been able to agree on the price and there is not going to be any movement on that. but that's going to be a big area of corporation. other business deals, perhaps corporation on civilian airliner, that kind of thing. all these things are going to be discussed. so three days packed full of topics. >> michael, thank you very much indeed. we'll be right across it over the course of the next three
days. leading medical official with football, fifa warned that international football is risk damage their liver and kidneys by taking painkillers during tournaments. fifa's chief president said almost 40% of players at the world cup in south africa were using medication before every match. it's an extraordinary statistic. i'm joined by matt. you've been following this. 40% is a staggering figure, isn't it? >> it's quite a lot indeed. and it's alarming fifa. they've carried that survey before but the numbers are increasing. they're alarmed and they think that it's time for football to wake up >> and is this about -- picking up injuries and trying to get through yet another game or going as far as as to say i need to prevent injury? >> it's both. it's players taking painkillers
and doctors prescribing painkillers and players have injuries. players might be damage themselves worse. what's concerning fifa is this use that players would take painkillers before a game in the idea that it would lessen the injury if they receive one. this is a concern because it's very difficult to see how many painkillers is enough. >> it's not as if it's just in what we call stocker -- it's a growing problem across world sports. >> it is indeed. football, soccer, gut in athletics, weight lifting, cycling. the same patterns emerge. players have been taking painkillers in and out of competition. and in the nfl, we have a group of players suing the league saying the painkillers contributed to their concussion.
that's their argument. and there's other cases in ice hockey as well. >> perhaps coming to ahead, this issue. thank you, matt. a canadian man suspected of killing and dismembering his lover and filming the attack has been arrested in berlin. german police said that luka rocco magnotta who has become known as the canadian psycho was detained at an international cafe. a warrant for his arrest following the discovery of a headless torso. >> when luka rocco magnotta was finally cornered, he said to the berlin police "you've got me." the 29-year-old had been the subject of a red notice, a fugitive of the highest danger to the public. he fled from canada to france and then to berlin where he was spotted. he was checking in to about himself on the wefblet i called
the police after taking pictures of magnotta on the internet. i double checked and then i was sure. >> in this lon real, magnotta was thought to have killed his lover with an ice pick and dismembering his victim. during the horrific video which he put on the internet, a song from the film "american psych quo" plays in the background. he then sent a seven foot to to offices of the canadian conservative party but when he was arrested in berlin, he offered no resistance. >> he was apprehended this morning 8:00 for us 2:00 p.m. for the local authorities. and the reason why is we never confirmed that. we're waiting to get 100%. that and this is the fingertip to confirm his identity. >> in paris, the police tracked magnotta through his mobile phone signals but arrived at his
hotel just after he left. he jumped ahead of police to disguise. he wore lipstick and wigs. he even had plastic surgery to make himself look like james dean. he is now behind bars. steven evans, "bbc news," berlin. >> let's look at business. a conference call to look forward to today. >> absolutely. central bankers will be all talking in a conference call later on tuesday. this is leaked by the canadian finance minister. americans have quimpled this. what's going to come of it, we don't know. greece's possible exit from the euro. the election on greece. plenty to talk about. but the markets have been looking at that conference call and yesterday, as you remember, asian stocks were down quite
heavily. today, it's a different story. at those figures networks nikkei up 1% the close on the trade. the rest of asia more positive. in terms of european stocks, this is what the ftse closed at yesterday. it is closed for the jubilee celebration. the rest of europe following asia's lead. >> the european issue, the ripples go far and wide. we're getting another flavor of that today. >> yes. it has flown to australia to qantas. downturn in international travel. highest fuel travel attribute to qantas. it won't see its profit down 90%. that's huge difference. and it's had a large number of problems last week. it announced job cuts and a restructuring of the business. it hasn't had a good time. it's had strikes. and tough time for qantas. but it looks like it is doing
its best right now to try and change the course of things and to improve its business. >> a tiny bit of profit is better than no profit at all. thank you, thank you. thank you for watching "bbc world news." coming up, seeing double. the austrian village that's found a new home, if you like, in china. >> this is "bbc world news." the headlines this hour. after a stellar -- outside buckingham palace, the final day of the jubilee weekend will be marked by a thanksgiving service at sths paul's cathedral. the royal family will be in attendance except for prince philip. vladimir putin has arrived in china. talks on the conflict in syria likely to feature heavily.
let's get a flavor as to what we can expect in the diamond jubilee celebrations for today. we can go back over to my colleague, lucy who is outside buckingham palace. lucy? >> one thing people expecting but hope willing not happen, david, is rain. and i can tell you i may put my coat on. everyone's hoping it will stay that way. as you mentioned, with prince philip who is in hospital at the moment with a bladder infection. let's bring you right up to date. simon, have you had an official update from the palace this morning? >> no, not yet. we are in touch with them. we are hoping to hear something from them. but no official update yet. we are already at the end of the duke of edinburgh first night here at the hospital in central london. and if the mood outside here is anything to go by, it does seem
to have been a very calm, quiet, and peaceful night. and that is what everyone will want for the juwan. so just a few flowers being delivered here in the early hours. what is so sad for the duke of edinburgh is that this hospital is not too far from where you are now. and so these jubilee celebrations are going on all around him. celebration he so dearly wanted to be a part of. but stay here, he must. he's under observations for a few days. all as a precautionary measure. not clear exactly what caused this infection, but independent experts seem to be saying the way of treating it will be anti-bosks and other drugs. but just to give you some background to his health, he may be 91 but he enjoys good health. he had that heart scare before christmas last year. and he does seem to have recovered from that well. so the hope will be he will make a full swift recovery.
like i said, we're not too far from you here. so he will have almost heard those cheers, that roar from the crowd that went out last night when prince charles asked to send him their best wishes so enjoys their support of course and many more people besides around the world. >> simon, thanks so much for that update. we will continue to bring you progress reports on prince philip throughout the day here on "bbc world news" as soon as we get them. let's turn events here. people involved in various aspects of the diamond jubilee celebrations and with me now is mark francois who is the vice chamberlain of her majesties household. thank you for being here. what does your title mean? >> the vice chamber is the senior whip of the house of commons but that person has some duties in connection with the royal household such as being important on state occasions.
i will be at the st. paul's cathedral in thanksgiving. >> you've been taking hostage. >> yeah. we do have a tradition in england that goes back hundreds of years. when her majesty the queen goes to parliament to read out the queen's speech which is the program for the year ahead. on that day, one member of parliament is sent to buckingham palace to be held hostage to make sure that the queen returns safely. >> they treat you nicely, do hay? >> it's a nice captivity. if you're going to locked up, it's a pretty good way of doing it. and you're pleased and they let me go back to the house of commons. >> and you have the ability to walk backwards. >> yes, one of the roles, a few times a year, an official messager to the house of commons and i will present documents and messages and it is a reply from the queen can and then i go back
to the house of commons, march into the commons chamber, read out her reply on her behalf. but then i have to march out backwards in that-a-straight line which is not as easy as it sounds. >> no, i can imagine. how do you find the queen? >> he's actually charming. she is used to dealing with people. she's very professional. and she knows that you're nervous. i can tell the first time i was there, i was. and she's very good at putting you at ease and relaxing you. so you can carry out your duties properly. >> she's very interested in british political life. >> yes. she takes that whole side of her duty very seriously and he keeps a close watch on what goes on and what is on her parliament. and one of my owner duty is every day that the house of commons sits, i have to prepare a summary of what is going on in the government, what was the result of the results and and i'm told that she reads that
very carefully. i take my duty very seriously. >> thank you very much. david, just one of the many roles fulfilled here at the palace and of course from the queen's ceremonial. preparations well underway for the it's of celebration today at buckingham palace. >> excellent. thank you, lucy. astronomer are gearing up for wouldn't the rarest events for the solar system. venus will pass directly between the sun and the earth. >> the brightest star in the night sky isn't a star at all. it's the planet venus. every now and again, the earth and venus are in perfect alignment. and we can see venus cross the sun's surface. the transit can be seen from the u.k. but you'll have to get up early at sunrise and it will last only for an hour or so. if you want to watch the transit tomorrow, it couldn't be easier but the most important thing to
remember is that you must never look directly at the sun, even first thing in the morning when the sun's rays are weak. it could still damage your eyes. so you could use eclipse viewers. its filter will protect you from the sun's harmful radiation. and if you have not got a viewer, try a binocular projecting the sun's rays on to a piece of paper. you can see how bright they are. don't look directly at the sun. if you haven't got any binoculars, all you need to do is make a hole in a piece of paper and project the sun on to another piece of paper. there's the sun there. >> tomorrow morning is the last opportunity to to see the transit for 105 years. "bbc news." >> other stories for you. a stand offat tripoli's main airport has ended after authorities sent in dozens of vehicles for militia fighters blocking the runway.
they said their leader disappeared after he was detained. gunfire was heard when troops entered the airport but no reports of casualty. the chairman of lib yes' national transitional counsel agreed to investigate the militia's claims. a senior u.s. official confirmed to the bbc that the drone strike on monday in pakistan's tribal belt targeted al qaeda's second in command. it's not known if he was among eight suspected militants killed in the attack. pakistan demanded the u.s. stopped its tressel drone program. a copy of one of austria's villages has just been opened in china. it has been re-created in the southern chinese province of guandong. >> this is made in china. the world heritage listed austrian village which stores
thousands of tourists every year has been cloned. the chinese copying its replica of its tower its picturesque woodens houses. when news of the project broke, villagers were upset. but since then, attitudes have softened. so much so that the mayor approached that with an austrian delegation take part in the opening ceremony. >> this is the way it looks. the population is amused that such a little place is important enough to get a copy. >> back in austria, the original province houses thousands of chinese tourists every year. while some residents made their peace of the rep characters others remain unconvinced saying the ancient village is simply unique. bethany bell, "bbc news,"
vienna. >> that is bizarre. we've got more about that story on the website. bethany giving us the background to it. and of course, if you go on the site, you will see more on the jubilee celebrations. we've had days of them. we've got another day to go. and they're being pretty splendid. some extraordinary scene. if you want to get a look at what is taking place on the upcoming hour, it's on the website for you. >> let's take a look across europe and the middle east. a lot of dry sunny weather to come. a bit of patchy cloudy around these mid terranean coasts and a breeze will temper the meet. -- heat. if you're heading for the south patchy clouds in the mountains giving us a threat of the thunderstorms. and on the south, some strong winds. towards the east and across the gulf and through much of iraq
and kuwait and saudi arabia ya, clear blue skies but a strong breeze. it will leave dust as there. doha, around 41. south of dubai, around 37. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation, union bank, and shell. >> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. thats why were supplying cleaner burning natural gas to generate electricity.